11 Best WordPress Word Count Plugins

  • WP-CMS Post Control

    Hides metabox controls on the write/edit post & page admin screens for each user role. Also controls autosave, trash time and saved revisions.

  • Advanced Custom Fields: Limiter Field

    This plugin provides a textarea that limits the number of characters a user can add. The limit is cleanly represented by a jQuery UI progress bar.

  • WP Word Count

    WP Word Count is a plugin for WordPress that gives you word count statistics for your blog's posts, pages and custom post types.

  • FD Word Statistics Plugin

    Shows word and sentence counts plus a readability analysis of the post currently being edited using three different readability measurements.

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  • Minimum Word Count

    Set a minimum word count required to publish a post.

  • Post Admin Word Count

    Adds a sortable column to the admin's post manager, displaying the word count for each post.

  • Admin Word Count Column

    Adds a word count view to the posts list

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  • Dashboard Wordcount

    Updates the Dashboard's At a Glance widget to show the total word count of all the published posts and age of this WordPress website.

  • Reading Time WP

    Reading Time WP creates an estimated reading time of your posts that is inserted above the content or by using a shortcode.

  • Storefront Blog Excerpts

    Change the post content area on your archive pages to show the excerpt instead of the full content.

  • Editor Color on Word Count

    Post or page content editor on dashboard changes color based on number of words as you write

Let us know if there are any of your favorite word count plugins missing from our list.

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